Living Green in Your Home

recycle-29227_1280Whether you believe in Global Warming or not, there is value to living more green in your home. The benefits are two-fold, cost saving and healthier living for you and your family. In this month’s blog we take a look at some ways you can add greener living to your lifestyle. Most of the these don’t take much effort at all or cost a dime.

  • Turn off your computer monitor if you aren’t going to use it for more than 20 minutes
  • Air dry your dishes, instead of using the dry cycle in your dishwasher
  • Switch off lights when you’re not using a space in your home
  • Lower the thermostat in your water heater to 102 degrees
  • Use a “low flow” shower head and keep baths to a minimum
  • Open and close windows and blinds in your home to help control the temperature
  • Wash laundry in cold water, instead of warm or hot
  • Replace 60 watt light bulbs with compact fluorescents

Without much effort and only a little thought you can help, too! You don’t have to go big to help save energy and practice being green at home. For more ideas, visit